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changes in egypt, syria and the rest of the arab world? good day, i'm andrea mitchell coming to you live today from tel aviv as we broadcast live from israel this comes as a tumultuous time in u.s.-israeli relations. we've seen all of the pressure coming from the white house on israel as recently as this weekend at a crucial conference. the republican candidates are now beginning to weigh in. joining me now here in tel aviv is the opposition leader, tippy lively, head of the founder of the opposition party and also the former foreign minister. thanks for being with us. first of all you heard many of the criticisms, the pressure on israel at this conference. leon panetta and others. saying that israel has to do more to negotiate with the palestinians and that there needs to be a peace process in place before israel even contemplates any kind of military action against iran. >> i would love to make it clear. having an agreement between israel and the palestinians based on two states for two peoples is in the israeli interest. therefore i believe that we need to go back to the damn table. i
anyone, so many revolutionary changes among the neighbors. egypt and syria and beyond that, what's happening in tunisia and yemen and elsewhere in the region. how does israel address the changing arab world? >> well you're right, andrea. stalemate at home in such contrast with what's happening to the rest of the middle east. look, israel needs now to first of all simply just come to terms with what's happening in the region around it. muslim fundamentalists have won the elections in all of the elections that have been held so far. and of course, in egypt we're still adding up the votes. but it's pretty clear that muslim fundamentalists going on will have a leading role in egypt. of course the egyptian army will have a lot to say about that. but israel now need to assess what's happening around it and then to assess to what extent that has any direct impact on its relations with the palestinians. and especially from the point of view of the urgency of israel reaching some deal with the palestinians. because every change that's happened in the middle east over the last decades has
is getting serious about shutting down their attempt to be a nuclear power. >> turning to syria, there have been more massive protests. at least 19 people reportedly killed since those arab league monitors first got into syria earlier this week. the death toll is mounting. what do you project happening in syria? >> the international community will come down hard or syria. seeing what takes place when regimes resist the voice of the people. the people are now coming out by the thousands. syria is reacting by using force to suppress them. the result will be that this regime will be gone. we are seeing a continuation of the arab spring and this is one thing taking place in syria and i mighting is to the extent that iran continues to crack down in the fashion they have, given the economic conditions we will see a change in iranian policy in terms of not going forward with the nuclear program or see a change in regime. that's something they may have to be concerned about and should be. >> that is quite a projection for the new year. happy new year to you. >> same to you. >> thanks so much for al
-- >> the question is, does it add up, does it add up to it. i want to, while you're here, i want to turn to syria for a minute. the white house has again renewed its call for syrian president, bashar al assad, to step down. he's flagrantly, the white house said, he's flagrantly committed a possible massacre in a village. i feel like every time i get the privilege of hosting this show, we talk about syria and people say, well, it's an uncertain situation, we don't know where it goes. at what point do we reach a tipping point? are we close to it or are we not? >> i think the problem we've all had with the so-called arab spring, is we thought it was going to be fast and furious, leading to the outcome that a lot of people demonstrating wanted. we've seen in egypt, it has not been as rosy as we initially thought it was going to be. and certainly in syria, it's taken time. obviously for people who are were being killed, demonstrating, having their friends and family killed, the change cannot happen enough. but this situation is very messy and very complicated. >> i think our tendency in the world we'r
? >>> plus, could twin suicide bombings in syria be the work of al qaeda? and happy holidays on wall street. holiday shoppers give the struggling economy a boost. >>> good day, i'm luke russert live in washington. the dramatic standoff over the payroll tax cut ended with the we werer shortly after 10:00 this morning when given the chance to object to the senate bill freshman house republicans kept quiet and let it pass. earlier today senate majority leader harry reid couldn't help taking a jab at the conservatives who had led the fight. >> i hope this congress has had a very good learning experience, especially those who are newer to this body. everything we do around here does not have to wind up in a fight. >> nbc's mike joins us from the white house and mike is nbc's political director. mike, give me the state of play. a little bit less to this press, is he going to take a little victory lap before his trip to a way we? >> i think so. he's going to punctuate the events from the week. it started with president obama on the defensive. he appeared in the briefing room just last saturday aft
's happening in syria is another. and iraq has many, many challenges. >> i think he's in the position of, in effect, trying to sell to the world and the region and convince the world and the region that this exit is going to work. so for him to engage in the hypotheticals of "what if," doesn't make any sense, especially at this stage. surely he's in meetings that are filled with the "what ifs." and surely he has worries about those and contingency notions about what they're going to have to do if some of the worst "what ifs" occur. >> lawrence o'donnell, great to see you. thank you very much for sharing this time with us. we want to remind you "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" airs at 10:00 eastern right here on msnbc. we'll be right back. quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reas
look out and see hussein gone, syria and iran under siege and the compelling lesson is that these are things central to their long-term survival, which is really their primary and exclusive focus. >> is their bargaining chip. you have a military background as well. p.j., is it likely that the military will have even more power under this regime? what do we know about this young man. >> i think there's been an evolution. now to kim jong eun, it's a collective leadership. it's not just about one guy. so the military does have a prominent role to play as do the elites that will surround kim jong-il. this transition will take months if not years and we'll see once they reemerge whether they're in the same place that they were last week or whether they're now in a much more conservative place. >> david, you're the nuclear expert, they've had tests that have fizzled. what is the level of sophisticate or their nuclear program? >> it's hard to figure out but i wouldn't surprised if they put a warhead on a missile and launched i. their program has moved forward. there's no do
in syria? all of these things remain with question marks on them. it is from my view one of the most potentially dangerous and volatile times that we live in. >> how much of an intelligence loss do you think we've suffered because of the drone that crashed in iran? and why didn't we do something to blow it up? >> i really -- it's difficult to answer those questions but if you're asking me from my view of whether we lost a lot of intelligence, i suspect that's minimal. >> do you think we should have done something like others have suggested we should have bombed it even though it was on their territory, that we should have sent a stealth fighter in -- >> the reasons that are classified, that would be very difficult to do. >> senator, i know there's a lot of fighting right now on the hill. you in particular are concerned about agreements that are being forged that's would permit in the defense authorization bill would permit the indefinite detention of american citizens being held. you fought against it and the white house is willing to cut a deal. this is a deal between senators levin
occurred in syria despite the fact that arab league monitors were there. >>> the medical examiner's office says smoke inhalation killed 7-year-old twins, their 10-year-old sister, and both of their grandparents. the grandfather's death was also due to bluntรง head and neck trauma. the fire was caused by discarded fireplace embers. the children's mother and her friend survived. >>> in north korea tens of thousands of mourners turned out in nasty weather to say good-bye to their dear leader, kim jong-il. >> reporter: the north koreans kept everyone in the dark about the details for kim jong-il's state funeral, but in the end they pulled off a remarkably dramatic funeral procession. under heavy snowfall, a long line of vehicles made its way across the capital, pyongyang, covering about 25 miles and lasting about three hours. it was led at the front by two vehicles in particular, one a limousine that bore the portrait of the late kim jong-il known by his people as the dear leader and another vehicle which was believed to carry his remains. it was also accompanied by his son and suck ceacesucc
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